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Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

Will this fix the Intel's high-end Coffee Lake supply issues?

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

It has been reported that Intel is starting to use an additional assembly and testing facility to increase their supply of Coffee Lake CPUs, which means that Coffee Lake CPUs will now be assembled both in Malaysia and China. 

Until now all of Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs have been produced in Malaysia, though Intel has stated that their testing methodology and process technologies are identical, which means that there should be no difference between the performance, reliability and quality between both facilities. 

At this time it is unknown what Intel has done on the Silicon manufacturing end to increase the quantity of Coffee Lake CPUs on the market, as this additional facility, which is located in Chengdu China, only works with completed silicon and assembles and tests CPUs. This means that it is impossible to know how much of an impact this new facility will have on the supply of Coffee Lake CPUs. 
 
Right now high-end Coffee Lake CPUs are in short supply, with many retailers across the world selling unlocked K-series CPUs for prices that are well above Intel's MSRP, as can be expected when a product is supply constrained. Intel customers will start to receive products that are assembled in China from December 15th, which means that most consumers are unlikely to see these CPUs before 2018. 

  

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility  

This lines up with older rumours that Intel's supply of Coffee Lake CPUs would be constrained until early 2018, with this new assembly and testing facility allowing Intel to ship more products moving forward. 

You can join the discussion on Intel's Coffee Lake CPU production on the OC3D Forums.  

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18-11-2017, 13:07:54

NeverBackDown
Will be more supply but still same pricesQuote

19-11-2017, 13:25:56

AngryGoldfish
I randomly checked the prices for the 8700K when suggesting to someone how much better value it was than the 1800X, but the 1800X is actually cheaper in some places! I can't believe how much Intel are asking for the 8700K! I thought it was supposed to be only slightly more than the 7700K, but €500 or more? Damn, son. That's more than the 5820K was three years ago.Quote

19-11-2017, 16:45:24

TheF34RChannel
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I randomly checked the prices for the 8700K when suggesting to someone how much better value it was than the 1800X, but the 1800X is actually cheaper in some places! I can't believe how much Intel are asking for the 8700K! I thought it was supposed to be only slightly more than the 7700K, but €500 or more? Damn, son. That's more than the 5820K was three years ago.
Has the price risen that much? Darn that's sick! I paid way, way less! One of the few times where being an early adopter paid off.Quote

19-11-2017, 19:25:42

AlienALX

19-11-2017, 21:09:28

MacLeod
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I randomly checked the prices for the 8700K when suggesting to someone how much better value it was than the 1800X, but the 1800X is actually cheaper in some places! I can't believe how much Intel are asking for the 8700K! I thought it was supposed to be only slightly more than the 7700K, but €500 or more? Damn, son. That's more than the 5820K was three years ago.
It's a whole lot cheaper here in the states. The 1800x can be had for $320 shipped while the 8700k is going for $420 and out of stock at most places. This is the first time I can remember the i7 being much over $300! 8600k at $300 looks to be the chip to have right now.Quote
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